Seahouses lifeboat assists ambulance at Holy Island
At 4.07pm on Thursday 5 May, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat to transport a paramedic, at the request of the North East Ambulance Service, to Holy Island.
The Causeway was closed by the tide. A person on the Island required urgent medical attention.
Seahouses all-weather lifeboat was launched and conveyed a paramedic to the Island, where he was met by local Coastguards, who escorted him to the casualty’s location.
On completion of the incident, the lifeboat returned to station at 6.00pm that day.
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